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Because of diseases of poverty like malaria, 1 in 5 children in Sub-Saharan Africa never gets to celebrate their 5th birthday. 

Because of this 100% preventable and treatable disease, a child dies every 60 seconds. 

Imagine NO Malaria is working to see that deaths from malaria are brought to an end.  We work with communities to train networks of village health workers, distribute insecticide-treated bednets, improve local medical facilities, and provide treatment.  All through a granting system that trains an in-country board of health care professionals and other leaders on professional grant-writing skills and project management. 

Just $10 can purchase and deliver an insecticide-treated bednet.  Or 2 full rounds of malaria treatment.  Or 5 rapid diagnostic kits. 

On May 9th, I celebrate my Fifth 5th Birthday and I'd love nothing more than to know that, because of the compassion of my friends and family, 25 kiddos like my friend Taurai (pictured) will get the chance not only to have a 5th birthday, but a Fifth 5th Birthday, too!

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